The Arts Are For Rich People

Fiona Scott
7 min readJul 2, 2021
If you are talented and from a lower income family you will struggle to work in the arts in the UK

There’s a reason why most of the most famous and successful actors in the UK are white and educated at public school — and it’s very simple — money talks.

I suppose it has always been the case that art, in most of its forms, is still in 2021 largely the place where wealthier people can build a successful career. This has been brought home recently to my children in various ways.

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Fiona Scott

Fiona has been a UK journalist for more than 30 years as well as being a freelance tv producer director. She’s also had her own media consultancy since 2008.